A radiology nurse is a registered or enrolled nurse who cares for patients in the radiology department of a hospital or in a private radiology practice. Radiology nurses work closely with the clinical radiologist.
A radiology nurse cares for you when you are having a radiological test or procedure. A radiology nurse can:
- Answer any questions you have about your procedure
- Assess your health, including allergies and other health issues
- Monitor your blood pressure and temperature
- Administer and oversee any intravenous injections required
- Administer medication and light sedation if it is used
- Prepare you for your procedure
- Assist with administering an anaesthetic if one is being used
- Monitor your recovery and discharge after the procedure.
Radiology nurses have a working knowledge of radiation safety, as well as all aspects of occupational health and safety and infection control.
The College of Nursing in Burwood, NSW offers specific courses in medical imaging nursing.
Last saved on 11 October 2016.